Janki Ballabh Shastri

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Janki Ballabh Shastri
Born (1916-02-05)February 5, 1916
Maigra, Gaya, Bihar, India
Died April 7, 2011(2011-04-07) (aged 95)
muzaffarpur
Occupation Writer, poet and critic
Nationality Indian

Acharya Janki Ballabh Shastri (February 5, 1916 – April 7, 2011) was an Indian Hindi poet, writer and critic. He declined to accept Padma Shri in 2010 stating his disciples deserved much more than Shri.[1] He also refused the Padmashri in 1994.

Early life[edit]

Janki Ballabh Shastri was born at Maigra village in Gaya district in a Sakaldwipiya Brahmins family.

Career[edit]

Janki Ballabh Shastri has written many well-known stories, novels, plays, biographies, essays, ghazals and songs.

Among his famous works are "Bandi Mandiram", "Kakali" "Radha" (an epic running in seven volumes), Roop Aaroop, Teer Tarang, Meghgeet, "Gaatha",Pashani, Tamsa, Iravati, "Kalidas" (Novel), "Ek kiran so Jhaian" (Short Stories), "Trai" and "Unkaha Niral".[2]

Awards[edit]

Shastri has been respected with various awards such as the Rajendra Shikhar Award, Bharat Bharti Award, Shiv Poojan Sahay Award, etc.[3]

References[edit]

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  • Bihar state text book 1986 publication Hindi class 9th and 10th (Dinesh kumar)